I woke up about 4:30am, and made my first cup of coffee around 5:10 today. When I first arrived here my roommate offered me some packets of Truvia. I used 1/2 a packet . Sorry I would rather have black coffee. She tried to get me to use her vanilla creamer too. Funny how people always think I am missing something in my coffee cup. Sometimes I do like putting a bit of Swiss Miss hot chocolate in my coffee though. Just something I learned from an elderly lady in a nursing home I worked in years ago.

Well today is Tuesday, it’s usually our busiest day at the gift shop because that’s when most of the tour buses come in. I worked in the gallery for the last 2 days…which is alot slower paced. The area we call the “bull pen” was crazy yesterday. Hopefully I am not there today. I am hoping to be back in the gallery or over with the Black Hills gold jewelry. Or maybe they will give me a break from cashiering and just have me stock shelves all day.

I will catch the 7:35 shuttle, so I can go eat breakfast before work. There is not many options for breakfast here, but it’s food If I go upstairs to the guests cafe then I can grab hot chocolate otherwise if I just go to the employee’s dining area, I will only get watered-down coffee.. Then I get a 15 minute break around 10:15-10:30 for more coffee & toast with peanut butter. I usually grab lunch around 12:30-1:00 (mostly salad, fruit & dessert) and I get my last break about 3:15-3:30pm. If I am on a cash register then I will be relieved at 4:30, so that I can go downstairs to count out my drawer.

Most of the time I skip dinner, and just catch the 5:05pm shuttle back to the dorm. Even though I don’t eat dinner I still have to pay for it. Which drives me frigging nuts. It would be like Safeway sending you a grocery bill whether you went shopping or not. I can not get used to paying for anything I don’t use.